Download Alexander to Constantine: Archaeology of the Land of the by Mark A. Chancey,Eric M. Meyers PDF

By Mark A. Chancey,Eric M. Meyers

Drawing at the most modern, groundbreaking archaeological examine, Eric M. Meyers and Mark A. Chancey re-narrate the heritage of historic Palestine during this richly illustrated and expertly built-in book.  Spanning from the conquest of Alexander the nice within the fourth century BCE till the reign of the Roman emperor Constantine within the fourth century CE, they synthesize archaeological facts with historic literary resources (including the Bible) to provide a sustained evaluation of the tumultuous highbrow and spiritual adjustments that impacted international historical past through the Greco-Roman period.

The authors exhibit how the transformation of the traditional close to East below the impact of the Greeks after which the Romans resulted in foundational alterations in either the cloth and highbrow worlds of the Levant. Palestine's subjection to Hellenistic kingdoms, its rule by way of the Hasmonean and Herodian dynasties, the 2 disastrous Jewish revolts opposed to Rome, and its complete incorporation into the Roman Empire offer a heritage for the emergence of Christianity.  The authors discover within the archaeological list how Judaism and Christianity have been almost undistinguishable for hundreds of years, till the increase of imperial Christianity with Emperor Constantine.

The simply book-length evaluation on hand that makes a speciality of the archaeology of Palestine during this interval, this finished and powerfully illuminating paintings sheds new mild at the lands of the Bible.

Show description

Read or Download Alexander to Constantine: Archaeology of the Land of the Bible, Volume III: 3 (The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library) PDF

Similar archaeology books

Guts and Brains : An Integrative Approach to the Hominin Record (LUP Academic)

The human mind and its 100 billion neurons compose the main complicated organ within the physique and harness greater than 20 consistent with cent of the entire strength we produce. Why will we have such huge and energy-demanding brains, and the way have we been in a position to come up with the money for such a dear organ for hundreds of thousands of years? Guts and Brains discusses the foremost variables at stake in such aq uestion, together with the connection among mind si ze and nutrition, nutrition and social association, and massive brains and the human sexual department of labour.

Kulte und Feste in der Antike: Aufbau, Organisation und archäologische Reste der austragenden Städte (German Edition)

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2011 im Fachbereich Archäologie, , Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Behandelt werden in diesem Vortrags Skriptum die wichtigsten griechischen Feste wie die Panathenäen, die Panhellenischen Spiele und die dionysischen Feste. Der Ablauf wird hierbei ebenso besprochen wie die anderen Disziplinen, die bei diesen Festen stattfanden.

Mobility, Meaning and Transformations of Things: shifting contexts of material culture through time and space

Issues shuttle world wide: they're shipped as mass customer items, or transported as souvenirs or presents. There are countless methods for issues to be cellular, not just within the period of globalisation yet because the starting of time, because the earliest lines of lengthy distance buying and selling express. This ebook investigates the mobility of items from archaeological and anthropological views.

Art and Myth of the Ancient Maya

This nuanced account explores Maya mythology throughout the lens of artwork, textual content, and tradition. It bargains a huge reexamination of the mid-16th-century Popol Vuh, lengthy thought of an authoritative textual content, that is larger understood as one amongst many an important assets for the translation of old Maya paintings and delusion.

Extra info for Alexander to Constantine: Archaeology of the Land of the Bible, Volume III: 3 (The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library)

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.83 of 5 – based on 33 votes